Keeping your home warm throughout the Bossier City winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 800-COOLING.